Langfield Falls – Another Easy-to-Reach Beauty
Our guests frequently comment on the fact that our Columbia River Gorge cabins serve as the perfect headquarters for exploring both sides of the Columbia Gorge. There are so many things to do around here it’s hard to keep up with all of them, but one of the perennial favorites is waterfall-viewing.
With our abundance of rivers and streams here in the Pacific Northwest, waterfalls offer a spectacular show throughout the spring and summer. And many of them require only a short drive from our luxury cabins and a short hike to enjoy the show. One of those is Langfield Falls.
Our Columbia River Gorge cabins are located within the huge Gifford Pinchot National Forest, which covers much of nearby Mt. Adams. One of them is named after this towering neighbor. The forest itself was named after the man who was appointed by his friend Teddy Roosevelt to serve as the first head of the newly-created U.S. Forest Service.
And Langfield Falls? Appropriately enough, it was named after KC Langfield, the Mt. Adams Ranger from 1933 until 1956.
Your visit to Langfield Falls makes a nice loop from our Columbia River Gorge cabins, about a two-hour drive if you don’t spend much time gawking. But we’re pretty sure you’ll want to stop often to take in the outstanding views and take lots of pictures. From your cabin, you’ll head east on Highway 14, then north to the little community of Trout Lake where you can stop in to chat or get some maps at the Trout Lake Ranger Station.
Langfield Falls is about 15 miles north of the Ranger Station. From the falls you’ll double back a few miles then continue southwest till you come out onto our own Wind River Road and head back to your cabin.
Take a picnic. There’s a little bench at Langfield Falls, or wait till you get to pretty Goose Lake where you can sit at the water’s edge or at one of the picnic tables and watch the fish jump while you eat.
Langfield Falls is located at latitude 46.09837 N, longitude -121.71917 W.